My name is Thomas Hughes, I'm 14 years old, and on January 11th, 2017, my father, also Thomas Hughes, committed suicide. He struggled with depression for many years, and we miss him so much. So much. He ran the family business of filming weddings, and it was doing okay with him at the helm, but when he passed away, it began to fall apart. Thomas Hughes Films, in Marin Country, CA, has been around for twenty nine years, and he was so proud of it. It took a big hit in 2008 with the financial crisis, but we had begun the process of getting back on our feet. The months of January, February, and March are especially hard in the wedding business, and without him, the business is collapsing. I'm here today asking for fifty thousand dollars to preserve his business that he loved so dearly, keep it alive, and to help our family get back on our feet financially. For those of you who knew my dad, you know he was a light in everybody's life, and he was a light in mine. We love him so much, and I'll never forget him. We need all the help we can get, and any dollar counts. Thank you.